Sophomore Hristina Dishkova
Oct. 19, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas (SMU) – Sophomore Hristina Dishkova advanced to the consolation semifinals as she won two matches on day three of the ITA Texas Regional.
With her two victories, Dishkova improved her overall record to 4-3 this fall and has now won three straight matches.
In the consolation round of 16, Dishkova defeated UTSA sophomore Alena Shichkova in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. She then defeated Rice sophomore Solomiya Zinko in straight sets as well, 6-3, 6-3.
"Hristina played disciplined tennis today and executed the game plan,” head coach Kati Gyulai said.
Dishkova began the Regional with an opening round setback to TCU senior Millie Nichols in three sets, but has since rebounded with three straight wins.
The first of her three wins came on day two of the Regional against UTA freshman Jessica Birowski in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, in the consolation round of 32.
The ITA Texas Regional continues on Sunday for day four of competition. The Regional concludes on Monday, Oct. 21. SMU next competes at Metroplex Mania in Denton, Texas on Nov. 1-3.
“We look to continue progressing in the draw," Gyulai said.
ITA Texas Regional
Day 3 Results
Consolation Round of 16
Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Alena Shichkova (UTSA), 6-1, 6-2, 6-1
Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Solomiya Zinko (RU), 6-3, 6-3